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William Rule letter to James Tarwater, November 1863.

 Collection
Identifier: MM.2016.009

Scope and Contents

Letter from William Rule, Camp Blythes Ferry, to his uncle James Tarwater, Nov. 1863. Discusses at length the future government of Tennessee when it re-entered the Union and how to deal with the former rebels. William Rule (1839-1928) of Knox County served in Co. A, 6th Tenn. Cavalry (USA), His rank on mustering out was 1st Lt. Adj. Rule was the long-time editor of the Knoxville Journal (1885-1928). ALS, 6 pages. Mentions the importance of the Chattanooga area, Gen. Burnside, the railroad through East Tennessee, Gen. Joe Hooker, Lookout Mountain, E. T. & G. R. R., Bragg, the Tyrant Davis, when East Tennessee is relieved, reorganization of state government, cannot change a Rebel.

Dates

  • 1863

Conditions Governing Access

Material is available for research. Prior arrangement MUST be made by contacting the Calvin M. McClung Historical Collection at mcclung-archivist@knoxlib.org

Extent

1 folder

General

The letter was given to the donor’s family in 1995 by Clara Tarwater of Knoxville, a great granddaughter of James Tarwater.
Title
William Rule letter to James Tarwater, November 1863.
Language of description
Undetermined
Script of description
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Repository Details

Part of the Calvin M. McClung Historical Collection Repository

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